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How To Treat Baby Dandruff
Ceramides&daily care: Much new research is indicating that many with eczema share the lack of ceramides in their skin. Consequently there is a new wave of moisturizers that contain ceramides to compensate. If you have not ever visited with your dermatologist or pediatrician about baby eczema, there are daily maintenance protocols that can be instituted which provide ongoing protection & prevention of eczema flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No treatment necc.: Usually, "baby acne" (which isn't actually acne) will go away on it's own, but in more-severe cases, treatment can be very effective. Visit your pediatrician to determine if it is what's commonly called "acne" and discuss if any treatments are needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A couple of ways: If the ring worm is small and not on the scalp, topical terbenafine for 2 weeks or longer may be all that is needed. If the lesion is on the face or scalp and does ot respond to topical, then oral medications are indicated. One must treat these long enought to rid the skin of the fungus. Deep infections require oral and even IV therapy. If in doubt, get see by pcp or derm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HOW TO TREAT ECZEMA: THERE ARE DOZENS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF ECZEMA. WE WOULD NEED TO KNOW: HOW LONG WHERE IT IS LOCATED DOES IT ITCH HAS IT BEEN TREATED WITH ANYTHING ANYTHING YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO DO YOU HAVE CATS OR DOGS WHAT KIND OF WORK DO YOU DO WHAT KIND OF SOAP DO WASH WITH WHAT KIND OF WASHING DETERGENT DO YOU USE WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES HAVE YOU SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST IF YOU HAVENT SEEN ONE, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antifungal cream: Ringworm is not a worm at all, but a fungal infection, the same fungus that causes athletes foot and jock-itch. There are a number of antifungal creams that are safe to use on the face. Two tips, though. First, make sure to treat beyond the edge of the lesion - the fungus usually extends about a 1/2 inch past the edge. Second, be patient. It usually takes 4-6 weeks of continued use to clear up. ...Read more
Eczema: Eczema is an allergy, caused by allergic chemicals that we breathe or eat, and is a skin form of asthma and sinusitis. It runs in families, and may begin in child hood. It causes terrible itching which causes the person to scratch and hurt their own skin. It is very hard to discover what you are allergic to, so you must use lotions to soften the skin and anti itch pills to stop you for rubbing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FIrst, you need to..: ...Be sure of the diagnosis. Many people & some doctors assume every baby rash is eczema. If it is, there are several kinds, and treatment varies. Choice of treatment is best left to a dermatologist because most of the steroid creams used on adults are too strong for babies. A bleach bath (1/4 cup bleach in tub of bathwater) is a cheap & effective option until you can get to a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple Sclerosis: Is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system immune cells attack and destroy the fatty sheath of nerve cells. I am unaware of any natural treatments or remedies that have substantially improved patients with this disease. Ask your neurologist for further information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more
Get out: Some baby blues are normal. Make sure you make time for yourself and your partner. Get out, have coffee with a friend, get some exercise, eat properly. If the blues get worse, consult with your physician and or see a therapist to talk about how you are feeling. Post-partum depression can be very serious and is more than just the blues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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